Memorial Day

Today for Memorial Day we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  Like with many other holidays, some have lost the original/true meaning of the day and have succumbed to the allure of sales, outdoor grilling, having a three day weekend off from work, and celebrating the end of school.  While I am there with you on the grilling and sometimes even the sales, the real meaning of the day is not lost on me one bit!

They did not die while serving our country but I have a grandfather, father, brother and nephew who are all buried at military cemeteries; my brother at Arlington National near a beautiful cherry tree.  As I write this post I can see my father’s burial flag in it’s protective box as folded by those who were there to honor him at his burial; I was good until they played taps and then I lost it.  I cried my heart out for my dad, brother and nephew (I was a baby when grandpa died) as we said goodbye to them but I cannot even begin to imagine the pain felt by those whose loved ones were killed in action and they had to receive that knock on their door or that heart wrenching telegram.

Remember and honor those who gave their all and please do not forgot our veterans and those who are currently serving.  Without them all…well you know.

(Here is a popular past post about Memorial Day.  The blank headstone belongs to my parents)

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13 Responses to Memorial Day

  1. Wonderful tribute Teri!

  2. Excellent remembrance, Teri. My grandfather’s flag is in the case I made for it and sits where I can see it as I type this. WWII dogtags for both grandfathers are proudly displayed in our living room. We have to remember the sacrifices they made and use that as an inspiration to try to find a better way.

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    This day has personal meaning for you, and I hope you get through it well. Wonderful tribute.

  4. A. Blake says:

    Thank you. Happy Memorial Day.

  5. Nancy says:

    Beautiful post and well said. Hugs to you!

  6. Nancy says:

    and Happy Memorial Day!

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